High-dose antioxidant supplementation and cataract risk.

Julie Mares // Publications // Jan 01 2004

PubMed ID: 14995054

Author(s): Mares JA. High-dose antioxidant supplementation and cataract risk. Nutr Rev. 2004 Jan;62(1):28-32. Review. PMID 14995054

Journal: Nutrition Reviews, Volume 62, Issue 1, Jan 2004

In a recent clinical trial, supplementation with high-dose antioxidants lowered the progression of lens opacities. These results differ from those of several other larger trials, in which no benefit to high-dose antioxidant supplementation was observed. Although a large body of observational evidence suggests that supplement use is associated with lower risk for cataract, there is insufficient evidence that high-dose antioxidants slow the progression of cataracts beyond that provided by multivitamins or healthful diets.